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The politics of race, gender and sexuality in The walking dead : essays on the television series and comics

Author: Elizabeth L Erwin; Dawn Keetley
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Series: Contributions to zombie studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of new essays explores the complicated nature of relationships among the story's survivors. In the end, characters demonstrate often-surprising shifts that consistently comment on identity politics. Whether agreeing or disagreeing with critics, these essays offer a rich view of how gender, race, class and sexuality intersect in complex new ways in the TV series and comics"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth L Erwin; Dawn Keetley
ISBN: 9781476668499 1476668493
OCLC Number: 1032280113
Description: vi, 194 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "there's us and the dead": identity politics in The Walking Dead / Dawn Keetley --
Arte of violence: hypermasculinity as power currency in the post-apocalyptic political economy / Dustin Dunaway --
The curious case of T-Dog: a magical negro? / Elexus Jionde --
The hyperreal hillbilly: horror, melodrama and backwoods white protagonists / Kom Kunyosying and Carter Soles --
"There's no niggers anymore ... there's us and the dead": masculinity in a post-racial, post-apocalyptic America / Brooke Bennett --
Becoming Glenn: Asian American masculinity / Helen K. Ho --
"Look at the flowers": meme culture and the (re)centering of hegemonic masculinities through women characters / Tiffany A. Christian --
A woman's work is never done: mothering and marriage / Elizabeth Erwin --
"We ain't ashes": Daryl, Carol and the burning away of traditional gender roles / Catherine Pugh --
The beauty of Beth Greene / Deborah Kennedy --
The sexualized heroics of Rick and Michonne / Emily Zarka --
Rules for surviving rape culture / Natalie Wilson --
"We can't just ignore the rules": queer heterosexualities / John R. Ziegler --
Afterword: from identity politics to tribalism / Dawn Keetley.
Series Title: Contributions to zombie studies.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Erwin and Dawn Keetley.

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From the beginning, controversies have swirled around the ways in which both Robert Kirkman's comics and AMC's series of The Walking Dead represent race, gender, and sexuality. This collection of  Read more...

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